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Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre –


Mr Tom Cappie-Wood
Phone: (08) 9191 5284
Fax: (08) 9191 5611


PO Box 43

"Harnessing the power of women in our communities to create culturally strong and healthy life-ways."

Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre (MFWRC) provides support to Fitzroy Valley women and their families by encouraging safety and well-being, and fostering leadership and financial independence.

It does this by providing activities, mentoring, support, access to culturally sensitive and respectful services, and advocacy with professional, ethical and enthusiastic staff.

Our top strategic goals:

1) Organisational Capacity: to develop a strong & sustainable organisation with consistently high quality operations and community innovation

2) Social Development: to be the leader in community development initiatives and social recovery

3) Cultural Protection and Maintenance: to embrace, protect and maintain the cultural practices of the community.

Our whole-of-organisation focus areas for 2014-2015:

1) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – research, education, prevention and treatment

2) Domestic Violence – education, mitigation and emergency relief

3) Social Enterprise – capacity building of Aboriginal women whilst building economic sustainability of our organisation

The Intent of Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre:

- Women's Refuge/Shelter

- Family Violence Prevention Legal Unit

- Children & Family Centre

- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Unit

- Social Enterprise and micro-business activities

- Community Garden and Workshops

- Art Therapy Program

- Mobile Playgroup outreach service

- Indigenous Parent Support Service

Recent Accomplishments of Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre:

2013 - Our CEO, June Oscar, was awarded an Order of Australia

2013 - Our CEO, June Oscar, was named by AFR as Australia's Most Influential Woman (NFP Category)

2013- Achieving accreditation to operate our Community Legal Centre

2013 - Setting a Unit dedicated to the Research, Education, Prevention and treatmnet of FASD.

2013 - Starting up successful microbusinesses that have bul the capacity and financial independence of local Aboriginal women (such as painted boab nuts) through our Social Enterprise Program

2012 - Winning the licence to operate Fitzroy Crossing's Children & Family Centre

- Being granted PBI and DGR status by ACNC

- We campaigned for and achieved Alcohol Restrictions on the sale of alcohol in Fitzory Crossing in 2007. This has lead to continued massive social improvements across all aspects of communities here since.